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Farmers
85
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The General
Not Rated
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Farmers VS The General
85
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User Ratings
OptionsFarmers The General
Rating/Reviews
506 reviews
208 reviews
U.S Auto Insurance Shopping Study (2018)
OptionsFarmers The General
Insurer WebsiteAbout average--
Local AgentAbout average--
Overall SatisfactionAbout average--
Policy OfferingsAbout average--
PricingAbout average--
U.S Auto Insurance Claims Satisfaction Study (2018)
OptionsFarmers The General
Claim ServicingAbout average--
Estimation ProcessAbout average--
First Notice of Loss (FNOL)About average--
Overall SatisfactionAbout average--
Rental ExperienceAbout average--
Repair ProcessThe rest--
SettlementAbout average--
J.D. Power Ratings by Region (out of 1000)
RegionFarmers The General
California795 pt
The rest
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Central821 pt
About average
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Florida820 pt
About average
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Mid-Atlantic814 pt
The rest
--
North Central808 pt
The rest
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Northwest785 pt
The rest
--
Southwest797 pt
The rest
--
Texas822 pt
About average
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Mobile App Ratings
RegionFarmers The General
Android
2,565 Reviews
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iOS
538 Reviews
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Financial Ratings
OptionsFarmers The General
A.M. BestA--
FitchA+--
Moody'sA2--
Standard & Poor'sA--

Auto Insurance Quotes

For Married Drivers

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$124--
Phoenix$126--
Santa Monica$120--

For Single Drivers

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$117--
Phoenix$120--
Santa Monica$263--

For Male Drivers

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$129--
Phoenix$129--
Santa Monica$269--

For Female Drivers

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$112--
Phoenix$117--
Santa Monica$114--

For Drivers with Speeding Ticket

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$163--
Phoenix$157--
Santa Monica$302--

For Drivers with No Speeding Ticket

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$111--
Phoenix$116--
Santa Monica$168--

For Drivers Age Between 18-40

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$120--
Phoenix$123--
Santa Monica$303--

For Drivers Age Between 40-65

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$115--
Phoenix$118--
Santa Monica$104--

For Drivers Age of 65+

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$142--
Phoenix$143--
Santa Monica$101--

For Drivers with Average Credit

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$116--
Phoenix$123--
Santa Monica$149--

For Drivers with Fair Credit

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$132--
Phoenix$134--
Santa Monica$134--

For Drivers with Good Credit

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$126--
Phoenix$128--
Santa Monica$140--

For Drivers with Excellent Credit

CityFarmers The General
Chicago$108--
Phoenix$108--
Santa Monica$343--

Quotes & Discounts

Discount typeFarmers The General
Multiple PolicyUp to 10%--
EV/HybridUp to 5%--
Affinity groupVaries--
Anti-Theft DeviceVariesVaries
Anti-lock BrakeVariesVaries
Claims Free RenewalVaries--
Daytime Running LightsVaries--
Defensive DriverVariesUp to 10%
Driving HabitsVaries--
Driving trainingVariesVaries
E-billingVaries--
Early QuoteVaries--
Electronic Stability ControlVariesVaries
FamilyVaries--
Good DriverVariesVaries
Good PayerVaries--
Good StudentVariesVaries
Home OwnerVariesVaries
LoyaltyVaries--
Mature driverVaries--
MilitaryVaries--
Multiple VehicleVariesVaries
On Your OwnVaries--
OrganizationVaries--
Paid in fullVariesVaries
Paperless documentsVaries--
Passive RestraintVariesVaries
Preferred paymentVariesVaries
PrepayVaries--
Professional organizationVaries--
Provider SwitchVaries--
Senior AdultVaries--
Student Away at SchoolVaries--
VIN EtchingVaries--
Youth DrivingVaries--
teenSMARTVaries--
Continuous Coverage--Varies
Current insurance--Varies
Good Credit--Varies
Motor club--Varies
No lapse in coverage--Varies
Prior carrier--Varies
Starting your auto quote online--Varies

Payment Methods

Discount typeFarmers The General
Automatic Online Payment
yesyes
Cash Payment
--yes
Credit Card Payment yesyes
Debit Card Payments yesyes
Electronic Check
yesyes
In Person Payment
yes--
Mail Payment
yesyes
Mobile App Payments
yesyes
Multi-Payment Installment Plans
yesyes
Online Payment
yesyes
Pay Through Your Agent
--yes
Person 2 Person Payment --yes
Phone Payment
yesyes
Prepayment
--yes

Features and Services

Features and ServicesFarmers The General
24/7 service--yes
Accident forgivenessyes--
Flexible / convenient paymentsyesyes
Low prices for high risk drivers--yes
Mobile appyesyes
Online account managementyesyes
Policy bundling discountsyes--
Roadside assistanceyesyes

Optional Coverages

Optional CoveragesFarmers The General
Accident Forgiveness
yes--
Antique or Collector Car Insurance
yes--
Comprehensive Claim Forgiveness
yes--
Emergency Lockout Coverage
yes--
Glass Coverage yes--
Incident Forgiveness
yes--
Loss of Use Coverage
yes--
New Car Replacement Coverage
yes--
No Fault Coverage
yes--
Original Equipment Manufacturer Coverage
yes--
Personal/Upgraded Item Coverage
yes--
Rental Reimbursement
yes--
Ridesharing Coverage
yes--
Roadside Assistance
yesyes
SR-22 Coverage
--yes
Small Claim Forgiveness
yes--
Umbrella Policy
yes--
Vanishing Deductible
yes--

Insurance by State

Car Insurance

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Uber and Lyft driver insurance

  • Farmers
  • The General
  • Both

SR‌-22 Insurance by State

  • Farmers
  • The General
  • Both

Compare Insurance Products

ProductFarmers The General
Car InsuranceCar Insuranceyesyes
Business InsuranceBusiness Insuranceyes--
Classic Car InsuranceClassic Car Insuranceyes--
Condo InsuranceCondo Insuranceyes--
Earthquake InsuranceEarthquake Insuranceyes--
Flood InsuranceFlood Insuranceyes--
Home InsuranceHome Insuranceyes--
Life InsuranceLife Insuranceyesyes
Mobile Home InsuranceMobile Home Insuranceyes--
Motorcycle InsuranceMotorcycle Insuranceyes--
Pet InsurancePet Insuranceyes--
Recreational InsuranceRecreational Insuranceyes--
Renters InsuranceRenters Insuranceyes--
Umbrella InsuranceUmbrella Insuranceyes--

User Reviews

  • Farmers Reviews
  • The General Reviews
3.4
5 Stars
37 %
4 Stars
17 %
3 Stars
15 %
2 Stars
8 %
1 Star
24 %

Most Positive Review

By Joe
They provided me with good service and whenever I needed to make a change in coverage they were very accommodating and when I had a claim they were very quick in taking care of it.

Most Critical Review

By Chesney
Farmers is the absolute worst insurance company around, their communication is poor, customer service is poor & they don’t seem to care about their customers needs

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Terence A.Fomba
Please I wish to enquire if I can pay insurance using my name on my brother's car and drive with my international drivers licenses?
Sharon
Good agent
Jagtar
David
Farmers suck. If you are not at fault in an accident. You are on your own. They do nothing. We had to contact their insurance and all kind of rental car arrangements. They did nothing and they sucked.
David
We were in a car accident. The car was hit while my wife and I went for a walk in the park. The gentleman who hit the car was good enough to wait for us to return from our walk. He worked for the city of Maggie Valley. Farmers did nothing for us. We had to contact everyone because the party is as at fault.
Mirtha
Very expensive
Brenda
They were expensive.
Chris
Rates and coverage
Anis
Professional
Michael
They were always on top of everything I had to do with them. They were always quick to resolve issues and handle my claims. I felt secure with them as my insurance carrier
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